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New Zealand Manuka Hiking Tour

Hike the Milford or Hollyford Track and the Best of the South Island

Imagine tranquil coastline, subtropical rainforest, and huge glaciated mountains rearing out of the sea--welcome to New Zealand! Hike along deserted golden beaches and through ancient rain forests. Trek hut-to-hut along the world-famous Milford Track or the less strenuous and quieter Hollyford.

Days 1-3: Castle Hill Basin-Punakaiki

Begin with a gentle walk through limestone towers to views of the Southern Alps. Then head to the gorgeous, seaside village of Punakaiki for a hike through unbelievably lush rainforest. Visit Pancake Rocks and Blowholes and explore local art galleries of Hokitika.

Days 4-6: Franz Joseph Glacier-Mount Aspiring-Queenstown

Hike to the Tatare Tunnels to spot glowworms. Then hike to the face of Franz Joseph Glacier, an enormous river of ice that snakes through rainforest. Or take an optional heli-hike on the Franz Joseph Glacier, using crampons and ice axes. Next take a stunning hike on the Diamond Lake Track.  A free day in Queenstown can be filled with all sorts of active options.

Days 7-11: Milford Track or Great Walks Discovery - Queenstown

Enjoy four days of peace, quiet, exercise, good food, and unbelievable scenery as you walk 33 miles from Lake Te Anau to the extraordinary Milford Sound with only a daypack. Enjoy an early morning boat ride to explore the length of Milford Sound. Or opt for the Great Walks Discovery, covering parts of the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks in Fjordland National Park.

Days 12-14: Mount Cook-Christchurch

See gold mining relics as we hike the Sam Summers Track and finish with a visit to a local winery. Move on to Mount Cook for a challenging hike up the main ridge to stunning views of Mueller Glacier and the peaks of the Main Divide. Enjoy a traditional kiwi roast dinner on the final evening

Trip Details

14 Days / 13 Nights

  • Trip Type:

    Hiking
  • Trip Rating:

    Moderate
  • Price:

    $6555 (plus $825 for the Milford Track option)
  • Single Supplement:

    $747 for nights 1-6 and 10-13

    $650-$950 per person for a private room for nights 7-9 on the Milford Track

  • Gateway City:

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Meeting Place:

    Christchurch, New Zealand

2014 Dates:

  • Oct 20 - Nov 02
  • Nov 17 - Nov 30
  • Dec 15 - Dec 28
  • Dec 29 - Jan 11

2015 Dates:

  • Jan 12 - Jan 25
  • Jan 26 - Feb 08
  • Feb 23 - Mar 08
  • Mar 09 - Mar 22
  • Mar 23 - Apr 05
  • Oct 19 - Nov 01
  • Nov 16 - Nov 29
  • Dec 14 - Dec 27
  • Dec 28 - Jan 10

2016 Dates:

  • Jan 11 - Jan 24
  • Jan 25 - Feb 07
  • Feb 22 - Mar 06
  • Mar 07 - Mar 20
  • Mar 21 - Apr 03

Activities:

  1. Hiking (7 full days)
  2. Trekking (4 full days)
  3. Free Day (1 full day)
  4. Bungee Jumping (optional)
  5. Whitewater Rafting (optional)
  6. Sea Kayaking (optional)
  7. Scenic Flight
  8. Heli-Hike (optional)

Inn Highlights:

Our lodging ranges from quaint inns and B&Bs to mountain huts along the Milford Tracks Round out each day with Kiwi hospitality and local cuisine and you have the makings of the trip of a lifetime!

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